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About Sonja Fritzsche

Sonja Fritzsche is in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on (East) German literature and film, Heimat discourse, ecotopia, and science fiction. She is the editor of the new book series World Science Fiction Studies with Peter Lang. Her publications include: The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film, editor (Liverpool University Press, 2014), Science Fiction Literature in East Germany (Peter Lang, 2006); articles in the German Quarterly, German Politics & Society, German Studies Review, Women in German Yearbook, Film & History, Extrapolation, Utopian Studies and Filmforum. She has received grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Fulbright, among others. She served as the 2015 President of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL). She is also on the editorial advisory boards of Extrapolation and the Brazilian science fiction journal Zanzalá. She has taught all levels of German language as well as upper division courses in 20th and 21st century German literature and film, German for Human Rights, and German Business Culture. She also has taught courses in English on German and Russian utopia/science fiction, Central European Women's writing, and German cinema. She recently taught a course for the Freie Universität Berlin internationale Sommerschule (FUBiS) 2015 entitled “Filming Berlin – Berlin and Film: Genre, History, Form, and Style.”

Positions

Present Department Chair & Professor of German, Michigan State University ‐ Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
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Research Interests

20th Century German Literature and Film, and East German Film, Science Fiction

Education

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2001 Ph.D., University of Minnesota ‐ Germanic Studies Department
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1995 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Modern European History
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1992 B.A., Indiana University
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Contact Information

B-302 Wells Hall
517-353-0740

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Articles (9)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (4)

Conferences (2)

Faculty Advisor of Undergraduate Research (1)